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Who are our Governors?



Rachael Fallon, Acting Chair,Foundation Governor:

01/04/14 - 31/03/18

I am a parishioner at St Catherine's Church. I am a hospital pharmacist working in a leadership role where my passion and focus is patient safety and governance.

Miss J Chwastek, Headteacher, Staff Governor:

Ex -officio

As Headteacher I am automatically a school governor.  I am privileged to have been Headteacher in three different Catholic schools.  I strive to provide the very best for all our children

Michael Deas, Foundation Governor








Maria Bromley, Foundation Governor: 
22/11/2018 - 21/11/2022

I have 3 children at St Catherine's and I'm a secondary school teacher of History and Politics. I want to help make the school as good as it can possibly be.


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Mark Frost, Foundation Governor: 
22/11/2018 - 21/11/2022

My children all attend St Catherine’s. I am an Independent Financial Adviser. As a Foundation Governor I hope to contribute towards the ongoing success of the school.

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Fr John Hitchen, Parish Priest Foundation Governor:  


I'm a Foundation Governor of St Catherine's Roman Catholic Primary School through my position as Parish Priest of the Parish.  I seek to bring the values shown by Jesus Christ - love, forgiveness and care for others - into all that we do.



Richard Kilpatrick

Local Authority Governor:  

13/9/2017 - 12/9/2021

I'm the Local Authority representative at St Catherine's.  I joined the governing body to contribute positively to Didsbury and grow the link between the school and the community.


Raj Mehta, Parent Governor:  

20/4/2017 - 19/4/2021

I am the parent of a child in year 4 and I work in HR, heading up all learning and development in a bank. I am passionate about the education and well being of all our children at the school.

Elly Plaskett, Parent Governor:  

20/4/2017 - 19/4/2021

I am the parent of two children at St Catherine's.  I work in Initial Teacher Training following many years as a primary school teacher and leader.  I will utilise the skills and experience gained from my professional background alongside those as a parent to support school development.


Martin Lochery, Associate Governor:

10/3/2016 - 9/3/2020

I have spent the whole of my professional life involved with education. My daughters attended, and my grandchildren now attend, St Catherine's. 

Martin Whyte, Associate


1/9/2014 - 31/8/2018

As a former pupil of St Catherine's, I am delighted to support the children and staff. I also take a keen interest in their welfare and development. I'm a professional HR Manager and Chartered Fellow of CIPD.


Helen West, Associate Governor:  10/11/19 - 9/11/2021

I work in a design and marketing company and I've been a governor for 6 years.  I'm committed to making the school as good as it can be.

Oliver Ham, Associate Governor: 



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